Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Head coach and founder Charles Randall is at the helm of a highly decorated staff of fencers that teaches the sport of saber fencing to legions of participants new and old. His team’s efforts have earned the facility a spot in the United States Fencing Association and bragging rights for two-time National Saber Champion and resident instructor Malia Hee. Potential saber-wavers can sign up for classes for all experience levels to develop agility, balance, discipline, and problem-solving. Whatever their sword-wielding powers, all fencers learn new skills in a specialized, air-conditioned facility complete with a floor that reduces stress on the ankles, knees, hips, and emotions.
The Dirty Works team blitzes big, small, and reoccurring projects with multi-sided expertise while helping homeowners cross off line after line on their "To-Do" lists. The business, promising to be timely and professional no matter what the job, updates interior spaces to be safer and more organized, whether its staffers are repairing drywall, removing junk, or simply handling general repairs. That same know-how extends outdoors, as well, when Dirty Works is called upon to pressure-wash exterior surfaces or scoop gunk out of gutters. After parties, they're available for major cleanups, and around the holidays, they string lights from roofs and sweep any stray white whiskers out of chimneys.
Having been in business for several years, Oregon's Premier Home Inspection and Duct Cleaning know their way around a duct. Certified technicians deploy to homes with powerful remote-controlled HEPA vacuums, which rid ductwork of dust, debris, and foreign spies. The additional benefits are legion, ranging from improved air quality and lower energy costs, to extending the life span of your HVAC System.